Trey Gowdy Will Question Petraeus In Upcoming Benghazi Hearing

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., speaks with the media on the East Front of the Capitol after a vote in the House, July 31, 2014. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Trey Gowdy and the House Select Committee On Benghazi have announced new hearings beginning this week.

One witness will be former General David Petraeus..

According to a press release from the House Select Committee On Benghazi:

Select Committee on Benghazi Press Secretary Matt Wolking released the following statement announcing the upcoming private testimony of additional witnesses:

“In 2015, the Select Committee conducted interviews with 64 witnesses, including 53 who had never been interviewed by a congressional committee. It also obtained and reviewed roughly 100,000 pages of documents from various departments and agencies, most of them never before seen by a congressional committee. While we are still waiting to receive crucial documents from the State Department and the CIA, and still waiting for important witnesses to be made available, the committee is diligently working to complete its thorough, fact-centered investigation and release a report with recommendations within the next few months. The American people and the families of the victims deserve to know the truth about what happened before, during and after the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attacks, and we must do everything we can to prevent similar tragedies from happening in the future.”

The following witnesses will be interviewed in private. Asterisks denote witnesses who have never been interviewed by a congressional committee. This schedule is not comprehensive and is subject to change.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Witness:  David Petraeus, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Witness:  Charlene Lamb, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Programs for Diplomatic Security

Friday, January 8, 2016

Witness: Leon Panetta, former Secretary of Defense

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Witness: Jeremy Bash, former Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Defense*